2021 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k for Brain Aneurysm Awareness

We are delighted to be back in 2021 for our 13th annual event. Follow us on Facebook for current information and updates.


2020 Awards Presentation

At the September 10, 2020 Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Committee meeting, we were pleased to announce and present four Scholarships and two Research Grants for 2020.

Although this “mini” Awards Presentation could never replace the walk, it was videotaped so our many friends can watch and participate at your convenience: WATCH VIDEO HERE: 2020 Awards Presentation Ceremony

2020 Awards Presentation

What We Do

For those new to our website, we’d like to acquaint you with some background. The Maine Brain Aneurysm Awareness Committee (MBAAC) was formed in 2009 and is a group of committed volunteers that seek to remember and honor our loved ones lost to or having survived a brain aneurysm. Our mission is to provide support to the brain aneurysm community, raise public awareness regarding early detection and treatment and to help fund research. Our ultimate goal is to help save lives and improve the quality of their lives!

The MBAAC organizes the highly successful annual KAT-Walk and Karo-5K for Brain Aneurysm Awareness, held in September on Portland’s Back Cove. We helped form and provide logistical support to the Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group that meets monthly at MMC. We have conducted many Dance and Dine for Awareness events and participated in a myriad of health related conferences and resource fairs. Since it’s inception, the MBAAC has raised and donated over $140,000 to help fund research, education and awareness.


2019 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k Video

Although our walk & 5k for 2020 was cancelled, we wanted to share the memories from the 2019 event.

2019 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k for Brain Aneurysm Awareness Video


Latest News

Upcoming Events
  • NEW! 2021 Scholarships Now AvailableRead more
Research Grants
Photo Galleries
  • Check out photos from previous events! Read more
Ten Things Survivors Would Like Family & Friends to Know

2021 KAT-Walk & Karo-5k Sponsors

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness

Dave & Heidi McCausland talked with TV Host – Derry Rundlett about Brain Aneurysms and the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms.

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Support Group

Support Group

The Maine Brain Aneurysm Support Group offers information, education, encouragement and understanding to those affected by brain aneurysms.